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Welcome to Tufts! We are so glad you are here. 

To introduce you to the University Chaplaincy, we are hosting events during Orientation. Please reach out to Associate Director for Programs Nora Bond with any questions. Please check back here regularly, as we will be updating this page with events for Fall 2024 Orientation.



Date and Time

Meet the Chaplaincy

Join chaplains and student leaders near Goddard Chapel, overlooking Tisch Library Roof, for snacks, plants, crafts, and an introduction to the work of the University Chaplaincy.

Thursday, August 29, 2-4pm

Goddard Chapel terrace (facing Tisch Roof) 

Illumination for the Class of 2028

Join your classmates on the President's Lawn for this Tufts tradition of community candle-lighting.

Thursday, August 29, 7:45pm

President’s Lawn

Chai and Chat with Hindu Chaplaincy

Come join the Tufts Hindu Chaplaincy for a simple gathering where everyone is welcome. We will play a quick ice breaker and then chat over chai. Everyone can pick up an Amar Chitra Katha as available.

Friday, August 30,  from 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Interfaith Center, downstairs lounge

Lunch and Jummah Prayers

Join us for an overview of Muslim Life at Tufts! Lunch will be provided as well as time for community-building and Q&A. Jummah Prayers will follow.

Friday, August 30 from 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Jummah at 1:00 p.m.

Interfaith Center, upstairs hall

Catholic Mass and Welcome Dinner

Join us for the first Mass of the academic year as we gather around word and table with a spirit of joy. All are welcome for dinner to get to know the Catholic community, even if you aren’t able to attend Mass. Bring a friend or roommate! Choir practice is at 4:00 p.m., please come ten minutes before if you would like to participate (all experience levels welcome).

Sunday September 1, 5 PM (Dinner 6 PM)

Goddard Chapel

Protestant Christian Worship and Dessert Reception 

You are warmly welcome to join Tufts’ Protestant Christian community for our first worship service of the fall, followed by “Sunday Sundaes” in the chapel common room. Student leaders and Protestant Chaplain Dan Bell look forward to meeting you!

Sunday, September 1 at 7pm, dessert reception at 8pm 

Goddard Chapel

Buddhist Orientation Meditation

Join the Buddhist community for meditation in Goddard Chapel. Cushions are provided, and all are welcome.

Monday, September 2 from 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Goddard Chapel

Hillel Orientation Events

You can find more details on the Hillel website